Happy October Birthday to
- Janet Bubl
- Nelda Gill
Happy November Birthday to
- Terri Brown
- Mary Mocklin
- Sue Munson
- Ellen Nordal
If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, let us know!
We met on Zoom on September 11 and learned ways of joining yarn while working in the round. Su Fennern put together a handout on how to select needles and join the yarn. Marcia Smith found some YouTube videos for us to watch. In case you missed the meeting, here are the links:
- Casting on in the round: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I295-6W0qV4
- Fixing a twist after joining: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alGQDqCCNRY
- Marcia Smith has stepped forward to serve as our program planner. Thank you, Marcia!!
- Thank you to all who made donations for the Mark Twain School’s Christmas Tree project!
October Meeting – In Person!
We will be meeting at Willamette Valley Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill) on October 9 from 10 to noon. The address is 1313 Mill St SE in Salem. We will meet in the area by Teaselwick Yarns. Hope to see you all there!
October 9 is also I Love Yarn Day – so bring yarn to knit, yarn stories, and other yarn trivia to share.
I Love Yarn Day isn’t just an event for the purpose of increasing the popularity of knitting and crocheting as a hobby. Working with yarn is an activity that can be vital for improving health. There are studies that show it has multiple health benefits, from increasing confidence to reducing the conscious experience of stress and it’s very beneficial for keeping hands and fingers flexible. A 2019 study found that 97% of people that worked with yarn said it helped them to slow down and relax. What other health benefits are there for working with yarn? How does yarn make your life better?
Knitting retreats at Alton Collins Retreat Center are starting up if anyone is interested. Dates are October 8-10, 2021, and February 18-20, 2022. Interested parties can contact Kimberly Wood-Soldana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF)
The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is cancelled for October 2021 but will be planned for a future 2022 date.